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Authorities: Regional Jet Lands Safely After Reporting Engine Trouble

Authorities: Regional Jet Lands Safely After Reporting Engine Trouble

A twin-engine regional jet landed safely at Dane County Regional Airport after reporting of engine trouble, according to Dane County emergency dispatchers.

The Delta Mesaba Regional Jet flight landed. About 40 people were on board at the time, officials said. The one of plane's engine was out, authorities said.

Authorities said that the call came in for assistance at around 3:16 p.m.

Future Of North Side Park To Be Discussed At Public Meeting

Future Of North Side Park To Be Discussed At Public Meeting

Dane County Land and Water Resources Department and the Friends of Lake View Hill Park are hosting a public information meeting to share the results of a historic landscape evaluation of the property for when it operated as a tuberculosis sanatorium from 1930-1966.

The meeting will be held on Saturday, Jan. 15 at 10 a.m. in Conference Room 110 at the Dane County Health and Human Services Office on 1202 Northport Drive.

Lake View Hill Park is 48.3 acres on the north side of Madison. In 2006 Dane County placed all 48 acres surrounding the former Lake View Sanatorium into conservancy.

Quinn Evans Architects was hired to evaluate the historical significance of the site and has prepared a conceptual plan that provides treatment recommendations for the property’s historical elements.

Registration Upcoming For 4-Year-Old Kindergarten

For the first time, the Madison Metropolitan School District will have 4-year-old kindergarten, beginning Sept. 1.

District officials said 4K will be offered to all children living in the district who will be 4 years old on or before Sept. 1, 2011.

Madison Metropolitan School District spokesman Ken Syke said registrations for 4K and 5-year-old kindergarten will be held in the coming months.

Registration for 4K students will take place on Monday, Feb. 7 from 1 to 6 p.m. at all MMSD elementary schools.

Registration for 5K students will take place on Monday, March 7 from 1 to 6 p.m. at all MMSD elementary schools. To be eligible for 5K, children must be 5 years old on or before Sept. 1, 2011.

Syke said parents or guardians should register their child at their neighborhood school.

Warming Temperatures Could Cause Road Problems

Warm temperatures in late December make some people happy, but it's wreaking havoc on some of Madison's roadways, especially Packers Avenue on the city's north side.

"It's unpleasant. I just drove down it tonight," said David Knowles. "I seems like you're going over a series of speed bumps."

"It's treacherous, and if it gets icy, it's even worse. My car kind of swerved a little bit," said Sommer Espie. "If you're going too fast down it, it will definitely slow you down."

Madison Street's Division Manager Chris Kelley admitted the road is one of the city's worst. He said the pavement is heaving, pushing upward as ice expands underneath.

"Engineering tried to fix it by taking some areas out that were really bad and put in blacktop," Kelley said. "This took care of the pot holes, now it just moves up and down more."

Still, Packers Avenue remains a bumpy ride for drivers.

"I have really bad shocks on my car, so I think my car is going to fall apart," joked Kelley.

Northside Group Awarded State Buy-Local Grant Money

Northside Group Awarded State Buy-Local Grant Money

Governor Jim Doyle today announced $177,700 for five projects to increase local food purchases and stimulate Wisconsin’s agricultural community. One of the groups that will benefit is Madison's Northside Planning Council, Inc.

The Northside Planning Council, Inc. is receiving $45,000 to develop the Food Enterprise & Economic Development of Madison (FEED Madison) Co-Packing Service. The initiative will allow growers in Dane, Sauk, Columbia and Rock counties to increase their sale possibilities by being able to offer packaged, processed and value-added products through wholesale and retail outlets.

The state’s Buy Local, Buy Wisconsin grant program provides the funding for these projects that will keep food produced or grown in Wisconsin in our local communities.

Cessna Plane Skids Off Airport Runway

Cessna Plane Skids Off Airport Runway

No injuries were reported when a small plane slid off the runway at the Dane County Regional Airport on Tuesday afternoon.

The twin-engine Cessna 340 belongs to Wisconsin Aviation Inc., a terminal for small private planes at the county airport.

Company President Jeff Baum said the six-seat plane was damaged when it slid off the runway and skidded through a snowbank on landing around 12:40 p.m. Tuesday. He said the pilot was the only person aboard and is a Wisconsin Aviation employee.

Baum said the pilot is from the Madison area and is a "very, very experienced pilot."

"It's an unfortunate incident, but one taken seriously," Baum said.

Baum said it's believed that the wheel caught a snow drift while the plane was landing, sending it off the runway.

Officials: Plane Returns To Airport After Gear Issues

Officials: Plane Returns To Airport After Gear Issues

A regional jet that took from Dane County Regional Airport on Tuesday afternoon is returning after experience gear issues, according to airport officials.

The plane landed safely. 

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